Trinity Falls to No. 12 St. Francis
In a home double-header the Trolls hosted top conference team and No. 12 ranked the University of St. Francis (Joliet, Illinois). The first game ended after six innings on the mercy rule as the Trinity lost 9-0. The Trolls gave up four runs in the first inning of the second game to eventually end in a 5-3 loss. The team is now 15-17 for the season and 8-12 in the CCAC.
The first game was 2-0 contest after four innings of play with only three hits between the two teams. St. Francis gained one run in the 5th inning with two more hits. The game become lopsided in the 6th inning when the Saints capitalized on four hits and three errors and tacked on six runs. When the Trolls did not score in the bottom half the game ended on the mercy rule.
Trinity ended the game with three hits and St. Francis had eight. Alisson Ramirez, Mercedes Munoz, and Katelyn Sena logged the runs for the Trolls.
A three-run homer in the 1st inning of the second game helped the Saints to a 4-0 start. Trinity got one back in the bottom of the 2nd on double by Katie Shoulta. With a double by Chloe McRobbie in the 3rd the team was within two at 4-2.
St. Francis scored again in the top of the 5th, but the Trolls answered in the bottom half. Dara Megyesi doubled to start the inning and scored on a RBI by McRobbie. Trinity held St. Francis in the next two innings, but could not gain ground in their at bat and fell with the 5-3 final.
The Trolls had six hits for the game with McRobbie and Megyesi each getting two. St. Francis ended the game with nine hits.
Trinity takes to their home field again on April 20 in a non-conference double-header with Bethel College at 2 pm.